South Gold Mill

South Gold Mill
South Gold Mill

Clyde Terrell started the South Gold Mining Company which bought the South Gold mine around 1926 from Frank McMullen. The mine was developed along a 1,000 ft adit (which is now caved), a 500 ft adit and a 300 ft one. The mill itself was hand-built by millwright Guy Birch of Tonopah around 1938. The mine was worked intermittently until around WWII. I didn’t see much trace of it, but a small tram ran down from the mine to the mill.

The small historic mining camp of Eden is next to the South Gold Mill. It was active for only a very short period after 1906. There are a few small wooden cabins still standing there. The Eden mine is in the gulch next to the cabins.

My photos are from 2003 and 2012.